When you request an embedded librarian for your course, you'll have an information expert who will work closely with you and your students for the entire semester.
Your embedded librarian can be involved as much or as little as you need. In some classes, the embedded librarian sends an announcement at the beginning of the class to introduce themselves, and to provide contact information and a few library resources to get students started. They'll check in with students again at the half-way point, and once more near the end of the semester. However, we encourage you to work with the embedded librarian so they can provide whatever assistance makes the most sense for you and your students.
Our goal is to build stronger student-focused relationships and provide more integrated information literacy instruction.
If you request an embedded librarian for your course:
An embedded librarian can:
1. Design research guides, videos, or tutorials for your course, which:
2. Develop additional instruction sessions to help with specific assignments, like organizing citations for annotated bibliographies.
3. Participate in relevant discussion board posts and provide students with immediate research-related feedback.
4. Be available for point-of-need research help in class when students are working on an assignment.
Students have a consistent point of contact throughout the entire semester. They can seek personalized research help when it's most relevant for them, usually when they're working on an assignment. The embedded librarian will be familiar with the assignments, making research consultations more engaging.
In classes where an Embedded Librarian is assigned, students are: